Anemia in dog cats

Anemia occurs when there is a decrease in the number of red blood cells, which can be measured by red blood cell count or hemoglobin concentration. It can develop from loss, destruction, or lack of production of red blood cells. Anemia is classified as regenerative or nonregenerative. In a regenerative anemia, the bone marrow responds appropriately to the decreased number of red blood cells by increasing production of new blood cells. In a nonregenerative anemia, the bone marrow responds inadequately to the increased need for red blood cells. Anemias due to bleeding or the destruction of existing red blood cells are usually regenerative. …

Pet Surgical Services

Pet Surgery It can be frightening to find out that your pet needs surgery—for both you and your pet. At Greenfield Veterinary Clinic we understand your concerns; however, our veterinary surgeons are professionals at what they do. Whether performing a routine spay/neuter surgery or a life-saving emergency procedure our doctors take every precaution to keep your pet safe and ensure a positive outcome. No other veterinarian serving Greenfield Franklin and Milwaukee cares more about your pet’s safety than we do. Surgical Procedures There are many types of procedures performed at Greenfield Veterinary, and many different surgical techniques are used. Several …

Diagnostic Services for Pet

Diagnostic Services At Greenfield Veterinary Clinic, we offer a variety of important diagnostic procedures for your pet. Sometimes, your pet needs a more intensive examination at the vet clinic to determine their health and the nature of any issues that may be discovered. Our animal hospital can use these procedures to make a better diagnosis, and give your pet the correct treatment they need to get better. Our following Diagnostic Services Digital Radiography – This can give us a better picture of what is going on inside your pet. Ultrasound – If we suspect something is in your pet that shouldn’t be, …

Top 5 Preventive care of Dog

A preventive health plan revolves around regularly scheduled exams of an apparently healthy dog in order to maintain optimum health. To standardize wellness plans, the AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) and the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) gathered medical information from various specialty groups (American Heartworm Society, American Association of Feline Practitioners, Companion Animal Parasite Council to name a few) and devised guidelines focused on preventive health care for cats and dogs. History. A discussion of your dog’s home life will give your veterinarian an overall idea of his health status. Changes in your dog’s demeanor may occur so gradually that …

5 Tips for Puppy & Kitten Care

5 Tips for Kitten care 1. Continue feeding your kitten its “normal” diet, but slowly introduce high quality kitten food (i.e., high in protein and taurine, and low in fillers and carbs) into the mix; consult your veterinarian as to what best serves your cat. After it has adjusted, feed it the high quality food exclusively. 2. Feed your kitten at least three times a day from a shallow plate. Remember, they’re tiny things and so they need easy access to their food. Snacks, especially during the growing stage, should also be included. Small amounts of high-protein foods like cooked egg yolk, …

5 Tips for Better Dental Care in Dogs

1. Signs of Oral Disease The following are signs that your dog may have a problem in his mouth or gastrointestinal system and should be checked by a veterinarian: Bad breath Excessive drooling Inflamed gums Tumors in the gums Cysts under the tongue Loose teeth 2. The Lowdown on Tooth Decay Bacteria and plaque-forming foods can cause build-up on a dog’s teeth. This can harden into tartar, possibly causing gingivitis, receding gums, and tooth loss. One solution? Regular teeth cleanings, of course. 3. Brushing Technique Yes, there is actually a technique! Place the brush or your gauze-wrapped finger at a 45-degree …

Steps for Grooming a Dog at Home

You love snuggling with your dog, especially when her coat is soft and clean. But what do you do if your pup is starting to look a lot more like a Tramp and not at all like a Lady and you can’t get her to the groomer? Try grooming your dog at home with these DIY tips and advice from the pros. Getting Started and the Benefits of Grooming Though many pet parents successfully groom their dogs at home, it will take a bit of time and effort to get your dog comfortable with a routine of at-home grooming, which …

kidney failure in dogs

kidney failure in dogs kidneys balance the certain substances in the blood and filter out the body’s wastes as urine. They maintain normal concentrations of salt and water in the body. Kidneys also help control blood pressure, aid in calcium metabolism and sustain phosphorous levels. Additionally, they manufacture a hormone that encourages red-blood cell production. When kidneys don’t function properly, toxins build up in the blood and a dog will become ill. cause of kidney failure acute kidney problems as a result of ingesting toxins, including antifreeze, certain medications, tainted foods, etc. Other reasons for this type of kidney failure include decreased blood flow …

anemia in dog & cats

what is anemia- Anemia is not a disease, but rather a condition that is often a symptom of a disease. The term “anemia” refers to a reduced number of red blood cells or hemoglobin (and sometimes both) circulating in your dog’s blood stream. Red blood cells keep your dog’s body supplied with oxygen. Hemoglobin, which is the protein inside the red blood cells, carries oxygen, and red blood cells are also responsible for removing carbon dioxide from your dog’s body. causes of anemia in dogs- 1.trauma due to accidental blood loss immune mediated disease internal gastrointestinal bleeding infectious disease such …